Toolsday Giveaway: Win DIY Network Swag

To enter last week’s Toolsday’s giveaway, you had to identify two plastic-looking, octagon-shaped thingies. We had an interesting variety of answers, everything from UFO warning lights, to old telephone buttons, and someone even guessed Darth Vader eyes. Well, all those answers are wrong.  Last week’s mystery gadgets were push buttons to an old radio; just push the big buttons to go to your pre-selected radio stations.

We randomly picked one winner out of all the comments and that lucky person is Ali who incorrectly thought they were bed lifters.  Congrats Ali, even though you guessed wrong, you still win. You have one week to reply to our email before we pick another winner.

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a DIY Network cooler bag filled with all sorts of goodies: a flashlight, tee-shirt, note pad and more. 

Are you sick and tired of the cold weather and being cooped up in the house with the kids?  We’ve got some great craft projects to keep them busy and away from the TV and computer screen. Teach them how to make paper airplanes, catapults or paper dolls. Older kids might enjoy making soaps, fingerless gloves or duct-tape bracelets.

To win the DIY Network swag bag, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what the gadget pictured below is. You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, February 26, we will select the winner then start up a new giveaway for another prize, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until February 26, 2013 at 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the DIY Network swag bag.  
Official Rules.

1,465 Responses

  1. Wayne says:

    Contact lens storage/dispenser machine

  2. Ann King says:

    that looks like a storage container for lenses of some kind

  3. Gewondlyn says:

    Its a roll-o-dex with different strength of lens for eye doctor

  4. Robert Abramson says:


  5. areessvee says:

    a DIY Network cooler bag filled with all sorts of goodies: a flashlight, tee-shirt, note pad and more

  6. Barbra says:

    This certainly looks strange, It looks like negatives on a roll.

  7. ldm says:

    shoe buffer

  8. pamela says:

    Microfish (sp) holder/viewer. Whatever it is, I don't have one.

  9. george says:

    double whirly bird

  10. jcook41 says:

    Its a retro flip clock! Love it!

  11. diana says:

    viewer negatives

  12. gladys hobbs says:

    looks like some kind of eye exam film

  13. Mary says:

    guessing an eye doctors slides of each eye.

  14. Jill says:

    Countdown device for the end of the world? I'll really need a picnic for that! :-)

  15. leo says:

    I believe it's a light

  16. Ed_W says:

    polishing machine

  17. L Schulok says:

    The backside of a flip clock or calendar. I'm going with the clock though

  18. Grinevicius says:


  19. stephanie t says:

    a speed reading machine

  20. Tracey Martin says:

    It's a flip down clock. Very nice back in the day :)

  21. kpc says:

    i'll go with clock

  22. amysdata says:

    photo slide organizer

  23. carol plowman says:

    Retro Flip Down Clock

  24. DonH says:

    ˆnternal workings for an old digital clocks

  25. staledoubles says:

    It's a vintage flip clock!


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